Colorado legislative roundup: Beginning of session

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Members of the House of Representatives forfeited their trophy this week to the Senate in a truly Colorado battle for best brew. The Senate won the 2015 Hop the Vote brewing competition at the Great American...

Senate candidates to speak at El Paso County GOP meeting

By: The Gazette

Several U.S. Senate candidates will speak at the El Paso County Republican Central Committee annual meeting on Saturday,

State Rep. Jon Keyser, state Sen. Tim Neville, El Paso County commissioners Peggy...

Battleground Colorado enters 2016 with abortion debates

By: Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado Republicans could be forgiven for thinking that several years of fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights, which helped Democrats win several elections in this...

Gov. Hickenlooper initiative a victory for Ring the Peak trail advocates

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

The Ring the Peak Trail, a 70-mile loop planned to circle Pikes Peak, has been placed on a state list of priority trail projects for 2016, thanks to local champions who have been pushing the trail's completion for...

National cybersecurity center could become 'huge economic driver' for Colorado Springs

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

The opening of a National Cyber Intelligence Center in Colorado Springs is expected to accelerate efforts to make the city a national hub for cybersecurity that will help the thriving local industry grow more...

Final workshop Thursday to discuss Manitou Parks Master Plan

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

Manitou Springs residents will have a final shot Thursday night to chime in on revisions to the city's Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan.

The third in a series of community workshops will be held at 6...

Colorado to pay $280,000 in prison whistleblower case

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A former statistician for the state Department of Corrections who filed a complaint accusing prison officials of falsifying figures about mentally ill and violent inmates will receive more than $280,000 in...

Colorado Springs Utilities board seals fate for Drake unit

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

One of three units at the coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant will close for good by the end of next year, and Colorado Springs Utilities staff will be asked to draft a plan to eventually close the entire plant,...